Austin Davidson and Kolten Yamaguchi Capture First Team Selections
Sam Meyer and Aaron Brown Both Homer for Pepperdine
Waves Battle Gaels in Series With WCC Championship Implications
Aaron Brown Throws First Complete Game; Chris Amezquita Hits Three-Run Homer
Pepperdine Limited to Four Hits
Waves past and present converged on Eddy D. Field Stadium for the 2013 John Scolinos Alumni Game.
Pepperdine Waves vs. UC Irvine Anteaters in Dodgertown Classic Dodger Stadium Photos by Jacqueline & Stephen Wandzura
CAREER HIGHS: Hits: 4, 5/20/12 at Loyola Marymount; Runs: 1 (32x), Last: 6/3/12 vs. Stanford; HR: 1 (5x), Last 5/5/12 vs. San Francisco; RBI: 4, 3/1/11 vs. UC Santa Barbara; SB: 1, 3/18/12 vs. Kent State; Hitting Streak: 10g, 5/3/11 - 5/20/11.
2012/JUNIOR: Appeared in 54 games for the Waves in 2012, and was the team's regular starter at first base ... Batted .276 with 30 runs driven in on 56 hits ... He also scored 25 runs for the Waves ... Tallied 11 doubles and was second on the team with four home runs ... Had a .389 slugging percentage and a .344 on-base percentage ... Boasted a .986 batting average at first base ... One stolen base on 3/18 vs. Kent State ... First home run of the season came on Feb. 28 in a win over USC ... Followed up with his second homer just three games later at Louisville (3/4) ... Went 2-for-4 with one home run and one RBI in game three of a series vs. Texas A&M (3/24) ... Was 2-for-3 with one home run and two RBI and he scored one run in a victory over Portland (4/14) ... Had a season and career high four hits, going 4-for-5 with one double at rival Loyola Marymount (5/20) ... His 30 RBI was second best on the team ... Had 79 total bases on the year ... Had a season-high two RBI in multiple contests.
2011/SUMMER: Playing for the Oneonta Outlaws of the New York Collegiate Baseball League.
2011/SOPHOMORE: Appeared in 36 of Pepperdine's 56 contests with 32 starts split between first base and designated hitter ... Led the Waves in hitting with a .289 batting average and was their most consistent slugger with runners in scoring position hitting a .324 (12-for-37) clip ... Batted .625 with the bases loaded (5-for-8) and six of his 17 RBI came with two outs ... Hit .310 in 14 games vs. the West Coast Conference, which included his first career home run at Portland (4/8) ... Recorded 10 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI outings, including a career high four-RBI vs. UC Santa Barbara (3/1) as part of a 2-for-4 performance ... Both hits vs. Gauchos were two-run singles ... From May 3 to 20, recorded the team's third-longest hitting streak of the year at 10 games, in which he lifted his average from .246 to .309 by going 15-for-37 with three doubles and two RBI ... In pair of games vs. Cal State Fullerton went 4-for-6 with a RBI ... Drove in two during 4-for-9 series vs. Santa Clara ... Posted a team-best .995 fielding percentage, committing one error through 214 chances at first base and helped complete 18 of the team's 71 double plays.
2010/FALL: Batted .333 (6-18) for the Orange Team during the Pepperdine Fall World Series ... Doubled, scored a run, drove in two RBI and drew two walks ... Both RBIs came during the first inning of game three's (11/10) 5-2 Orange victory after slashing a bases-loaded single to right field ... Played errorless ball at first base through 48 chances and was credited with three assists.
2010/SUMMER: Batted .318 with a home run and 14 RBI for the Oneonta (N.Y.) Outlaws, which finished second in the Eastern Division (26-16) of the New York Collegiate Baseball League ... Clubbed six doubles and a triple ... Scored 13 runs ... Made just one error at first base through 224 chances and 29 games played for a .996 fielding percentage ... Dropped down three sacrifice hits.
2010/FRESHMAN: Appeared in five games, mostly as a pinch hitter and batted .429 with a double, RBI and three runs scored ... Doubled in his first collegiate career at-bat as a pinch hitter vs. Cal Poly (2/23) ... Started game vs. Brown (3/6) at DH and went 1-for-3 with a RBI and run ... Singled and scored as a pinch-hitter at Stanford (3/21) ... Hit .500 (3-for-6) vs. left-handed pitchers and as a pinch-hitter (2-for-4).
2009/FALL: Recorded two singles through eight at-bats for Blue at the Blue and Orange World Series ... Dropped a sacrifice hit in game two (11/14) of the three-game series, advancing Brian Humphries to second ... Started all three games at first base and played errorless ball through 24 chances.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated in 2009 from Saint Francis High School where he was a three-year letterwinner for head coach Mike Oakland ... Made the All-League first team as a junior and was an honorable mention selection following his senior year ... Left school holding the conference's hit record ... Named to the Honor Roll at the end of every semester.
CLUB: Played for several club teams including Starmaker, the North-South Team, Goodwill Series team, Braves and Rays scout teams.
PERSONAL: Given name is Samuel Austin Meyer ... Born in Monterey, Calif. and raised in Los Altos ... Majoring in sociology ... Son of Ray Meyer and Kate Pietro ... Brother to Stella, Logan and Lucas ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because of the coaches, overall program and unreal location ... Grandfather, George Thatcher, played baseball for Stanford.
FAVORITES: Aaron Rowand (pro baseball player) ... San Francisco Giants (pro baseball team) ... East of Eden (book) ... The Hurt Locker (movie) ... The Office (TV Show) ... Montgomery Gentry (Musical Artist) ... Ice Cream (food) ... Football (sport other than baseball) ... Lists grandfather George Thatcher as his biggest sports hero ... Hobbies include playing XBox 360, watching movies, reading, hunting and fishing.